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Great Plains Communications announces their fourth 2015 network expansion, a diverse route from Nebraska to Iowa.

BLAIR, Neb., Oct. 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Great Plains Communications, owner and operator of the largest fiber network and the largest privately owned telecommunications company in Nebraska is pleased to announce the addition of a diverse network route expansion from Nebraska to Des Moines, Iowa.

"We are proud to be expanding our fiber footprint yet again by entering into the Iowa market," said Lynn Mead, Head of Carrier and Wholesale Services. "This latest expansion gives us the ability to serve new customers and provides greater opportunity for our current clients to broaden their business as well."

The Des Moines route will provide capability ranging from low-end Ethernet to 100 Gig both within market and throughout the Plains Region. The route will extend from the Nebraska market into the Des Moines carrier hotel, connecting with regional and national carriers. The Iowa expansion along with the entire 5,000+ mile Great Plains Communications network is monitored around the clock by the company's Network Operations Center, which recently became the first Tier III Organization to become fully TL9000-certified.

Todd Foje, CEO of Great Plains Communications had this to say. "Our company has set our network apart by providing unique routes to meet customers' demands for the greatest security, diversity and redundancy. Iowa is the latest addition to our ongoing expansion plans that most recently included Kansas, Minneapolis, Missouri, South Dakota, and Wyoming."

About Great Plains Communications

Great Plains Communications is the largest privately owned telecommunications provider in Nebraska. At the core of their service offering is an extensive, 5,000+ mile regional fiber network with community access rings, last mile and middle mile solutions. The network reach extends beyond Nebraska into Colorado, Iowa Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota and Wyoming, and is fully supported by a 24x7x365 Network Operations Center. The company is financially strong with a 105 year history of providing reliable and innovative solutions. Great Plains Communications prides itself on their progressive approach to accommodating the unique needs of all regional and national telecommunications carriers, LECs, ISPs, wireless carriers and other service providers utilizing superior custom engineering and custom build strategies.

CONTACT: Laura Kocher Manager of Marketing and Public Relations 402-456-6429 lkocher@gpcom.comSource:Great Plains Communications